Yankee Alliance Partners with Lifepoint Informatics to Provide Healthcare Connectivity Services

| November 26, 2012

Glen Rock, NJ – November 27, 2012 – Lifepoint Informatics, a leader in
health IT, announced a new purchasing agreement with Yankee Alliance, a supply
focused GPO, for Lifepoint’s technology solutions to meet their members
healthcare connectivity needs and improve access to laboratory and patient
data. Lifepoint Informatics offers both the connectivity solutions and
necessary technical skill sets to help Yankee Alliance’s acute care hospitals
plus over 12,800 other healthcare sites provide the best clinical quality, patient
safety, service and value to improve the health of their communities. Yankee
Alliance is a member-driven organization of healthcare providers across the
country. Yankee Alliance specializes in improving members' bottom lines through
reducing costs, improving quality, and streamlining operations. They provide a
wide range of services designed to enhance financial, operational, and clinical
effectiveness through group purchasing activities that deliver significant cost
savings opportunities to its members

Lifepoint’s technical team possess extensive domain expertise in
clinical laboratory operations with a focus on electronic results delivery and
has developed solutions that meet the connectivity and interoperability
challenges facing hospitals and commercial labs. Yankee Alliance sees the value
in the seamless integration provided by Lifepoint’s healthcare connectivity and
integration platforms and selected Lifepoint to help them successfully
implement healthcare data management initiatives and connectivity to the Yankee
Alliance member hospitals and healthcare providers.

healthcare IT solutions will enable Yankee Alliance member hospitals to improve
and enhance patient care by enabling their providers, hospitals and affiliates
to exchange lab results,
reports, and patient data anytime and from anywhere. Yankee

Alliance member
hospitals and physicians within the supply chain will have immediate access to
critical information to enable them to make more informed decisions when
selecting patient care options.

Lab management at Yankee Alliance was especially impressed with
Lifepoint’s ability to integrate with multiple providers through one connection
from a clinics’ LIS to distribute lab data to an unlimited number of EMRs and
support physician direct order entry. Lifepoint’s vendor neutral interface
engine provides efficient and hassle free LIS to EMR interfacing with any EMR
or EHR that Yankee Alliance members may be using. Lifepoint’s expertise will
help Yankee Alliance members to secure their lab’s foothold in provider-side
EMR systems. Utilizing Lifepoint as their virtual integration platform, Yankee
Alliance members will be more responsive to EMR interface requests, broadening
their lab outreach.

About Yankee

Yankee Alliance, a member of Premier Inc., is a
group purchasing organization founded in 1984 on a belief in collaboration.
That working together can achieve more than working alone. Their mission is twofold:
to work with members to reduce supply and operating expenses through
aggregation of data, purchasing, ideas and knowledge and to excel in strategic
innovations that continually assist members in reducing their cost while
recognizing their individual needs. In 2012, Yankee Alliance remains true to
the foundational belief in collaboration and has grown to over 12,800 members
in all class of trades across all 50 states. Yankee Alliance has been
recognized by Modern Healthcare as one of the Best Places to Work in Healthcare
in 2010 and 2011. For more information, visit www.yankeealliance.com.

About Lifepoint Informatics

Informatics is a leader in health IT focusing on laboratory outreach
connectivity, health information exchange and clinical data interoperability to
help healthcare providers improve patient care and lower costs through the use
of information technology. Since 1999, Lifepoint Informatics has enabled over
200 hospitals, clinical labs and anatomic pathology groups to grow
their market share and extended their outreach programs through the deployment
of its ONC-ATCB certified Web Provider Portal and its comprehensive portfolio
of ready-to-go EMR and EHR interfaces. For more Information please visit www.lifepoint.com.



Emily Ruffing,
201-447-3991 ext. 349



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